Impact Area Manager: Agro Manufacturing – Csir Vacancies


  • Hiring Organisation: Csir Careers
  • Vacant Position: Impact Area Manager: Agro Manufacturing
  • Job Location: Pretoria
  • Required Qualification: Relevant Qualification
  • Salary: Not Disclosed
  • Last Date: 31/03/2023

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Job Description:

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide and coordinate strategic leadership within the Impact Area;
  • Develop, provide and motivate capacity to deliver on the Cluster’s strategy;
  • Integrate complete solutions aligned with the focus of the Impact Area;
  • Develop and implement appropriate components of Cluster research, development and innovation (RDI) strategy with specific sub-sectors and specific impacts;
  • Contribute to strategic investment goal setting for the Cluster and development of an RDI strategy for the Impact Area;
  • Drive and implement the business development and commercialisation strategy in collaboration with the Business Development and Commercialisation portfolio;
  • Ensure high quality science, engineering and technology (SET) expertise and develop appropriate SET capacity and profiles;
  • Drive and implement a business plan for operation, sustainable growth, impact and robustness of area (including strategy, goals, mission, HR, finances, technology transfer, Intellectual Property (IP) and commercialization);
  • Manage RDI groups;
  • Grow effective management of staff (effective utilisation of performance management systems);
  • Ensure demographic transformation of the Impact Area;
  • Lead strategic stakeholder interaction (internal and external);
  • Establish and service strategic alliances (institutional) according to RDI strategy;
  • Account for the financial sustainability of the Impact Area and attract funding;
  • Propose and/or contribute to the strategic investment plan and implement Parliamentary Grant, other grant-funded projects and programmes;
  • Ensure staff development and strategic Human Capital Development to advance individual staff through their research careers, and ensure alignment with the Industrial Development Focus and National Science strategy;
  • Ensure implementation of quality initiatives;
  • Ensure SET outputs and quality, which would include:
  • Industry applications – Support to SMME, products and prototypes developed, technologies localised and diffused, new patents granted, new licences, new companies formed, industry standards and capable state (technology development, acquisition and use dimension), etc.
  • Services – Decision support, policy briefs, norms and standards etc.;
  • Deliver on all KPIs of the area and ensure that all outputs are achieved, including transformation, profit and loss, quality, health, safety and environment as per agreed targets;
  • Implement and comply with appropriate financial, business and governance systems, including operational approvals;
  • In collaboration with the Business Development and Commercialization portfolio:
  • Drive the transfer of technology and solutions design to industry/user environment;
  • Package technologies for commercialisation or develop an “investment ready business” through financial modelling market assessment and business plan development.

Qualifications, skills and experience:

  • A Doctoral degree in natural science or related fields with at least eight years’ experience in strategic leadership and/or business management at a senior level within the biological RDI sector;
  • Experience and skills in RDI project leadership;
  • Solid track record of:
  • Engagement with target sector on strategic level and understanding of industry competitiveness drivers (product and manufacturing);
  • Broad understanding of relevant technologies and their potential impact on competitiveness;
  • Building SET capability;
  • Deep understanding of industry needs and integration of sector knowledge in a multi-dimensional research and development programme in order to deliver industry aligned RDI;
  • Ability to understand, integrate, and provide technical leadership across all domains;
  • Ability to provide thought leadership and high-level conceptualisation;
  • Ability to work independently as well as in teams;
  • Ability to develop and build capacity ;
  • Interpersonal communication skills;
  • Business Development and financial acumen;
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills;
  • Project and programme management skills;
  • Excellent people management skills;
  • Operational management skills;
  • Conflict management skills;
  • Decisiveness and action orientation;
  • An understanding of the research to market ‘innovation’ value chain.

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